Client: Beeswax Farming
Location: Nocton, Lincolnshire
Services: Precast Installation
Project: Nocton AD Silage Clamp
Product: Modular T walls & Earth Clamp Walls
Duration: 1 day
Beeswax Farming acquired an Anaerobic Digestion plant in Nocton, which had an existing earth bank silage clamp with concrete floor. It was clear that the old clamp was not fit for purpose and would require a new system to meet UK regulations and also provide the capacity silage required by the AD plant.
Various options for constructing the walls were discussed with them and during this consultation period we provided pricing options and technical data on a selection of precast retaining walls.
The decision was to use the existing earth banks on the outer walls of the clamp to provide a base to form new 3m high precast earth bank retaining walls. As there would be various crops being stored in the clamp they would also require a central dividing wall, constructed using precast modular T walls.
As the installation of the earth bank walls is fairly labour intensive and they have their own team of contractors they decided to install these themselves. We would provide the crane to install the 3m high, 5.6T dividing T-wall sections.
We procured the retaining wall units from JP Concrete, as well as precast seating channels, tie bars, mastic and bitumen sealant for the joints between the precast units; transport was arranged and deliveries made at the clients convenience.
Unfortunately during transportation three of the earth clamp wall units had been damaged which the client informed us when off-loading the units.
Once all the units had been delivered and checked we arranged for replacement panels to be sent free of charge to ensure that all the panels were in good condition and fit for purpose.